Religion and Belief

Religion refers to any religion, including a lack of religion. Belief refers to any religious or philosophical belief and includes a lack of belief.

Generally, a belief should affect your life choices or the way you live for it to be included in the definition.

Spiritual Care Strategy 2019-2021

The Spiritual Care strategy is the working document produced by the Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Team for Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. The strategy is a collaboration with chaplains, service users, staff and carers over a twelve-month period.

The key objectives that emerged from the consultation were: 

  • Promote the Trust vision statement on spirituality for all our service users, staff and carers
  • Continue to develop the Recovery Academy Spiritual Care and Recovery Course
  • Establish a Spiritual Care Hub on the Prestwich main site
  • Set up a multidisciplinary network of staff committed to implementing spiritual care
  • Increase the diversity of faiths and non-faiths in the Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Team
  • Continue to build good relations across Greater Manchester with all faith and nonfaith communities.

What has emerged from the consultation is the identity of Spiritual Care as an integral component in helping us to understand, treat and promote recovery from mental ill health. The key findings have the potential to shape the provision and delivery of skilled, effective and evidenced based spiritual care. Spiritual care that impacts positively upon the services we provide and the people within our services.

Click the following link to read the full strategy:  GMMH046 Spiritual Care Strategy 2019-2021 (1.0) - A4 Brochure[pdf] 5MB

As a patient

As a service user, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

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